Sabina and Saleem June 1999 - How did you meet? We met in the Summer of 1996, when she was over here on a holiday, she came back and we…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 5, 2007
We met in a cheesy local night club at halloween when Matt was dressed up as a skeleton.
I’m 25 and Matt is 30.
He took me to one of my favourite restaurants nearly a year after we met and asked me over dinner.
I had a hen night at a greek taverna with a few close friends and some family.
He didn’t really! He came to visit venues with me and we shopped for rings together but that was about it.
Yes I used the to do list a lot and also the budget planner and the seating planner.
I bought the choclate trivia and some table cameras online.
I wore a dress by White Rose Bridal bought from Yours Truly in Maidstone. It had quite a long train on it and the chiffon layer over the top was gathered to one side and had lots of beads and sequins on. I also wore a very sparkly tiara and veil from the same shop and got my shoes from ebay.
We didn’t have a best man or ushers but Matt hired a suit from Moss Bros.
Brandshatch Place Hotel.
Brandshatch Place Hotel.
No, we stayed at the venue the night before.
We had 21 close friends and immediate family to the day. We didn’t have a separate evening reception although we did have a family party at my parents’ the following weekend.
We didn’t have a theme but the colours were gold and ivory with a little dark pink mixed in.
We had the napkins tied with gold organza ribbon, the favour boxes had little pink paper roses on top, we had ivory table cameras and the table centres were cream tulips.
Yes, chocolate trivia.
My bouquet was silk and made with roses in three different shades of pink. The table centres we did our selves and were square glass vases with cream tulips in and tea lights .
We used the venue’s catering. We had leek and potato soup, roast lamb with some posh potatoes and strawberry shortcake with strawberries and cream for pudding.
We had a 2 tiered M&S cake which we decorated with a cake topper from my florist which matched my bouquet.
We only used our ipod for music. The day was very relaxed and more like a large dinner party.
No, we asked for money and vouchers.
We stayed at the hotel for the first night and went on honeymoon to Cuba a week later.
Waiting to go into the ceremony room.
Nope, everything went perfectly.
Don’t worry about nerves, you don’t have time on the day to be nervous! Just enjoy and the little things really don’t matter in the end.